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collection of early death notices and obituaries from the Irving Index. Irving, Texas is
located in Dallas County. These
are extracted from early 1900 newspapers.
Newspaper of Irving, Texas 1909
The following are obituaries and death
notices extracted from the Irving Index. This newspaper was one of
the first newspapers in Irving, Texas. Irving, Texas is located in
the Northwest area of Dallas County. These are presented in
alphabetical order. Spelling and punctuation was left as found.
Dallas: After an illness which had lasted for more
than three months, W. C. PADGETT, for years, one of the foremost
business men in North Texas died Thursday at his home in this city.
3 Apr 1909
Mrs. J. B. PARKER died at her home near Elm school
house Tuesday evening, after an illness of only a few days. The
remains were buried at Shady Grove cemetery the following day.
Deceased was about 45 years of age, and leaves a husband and several
children to feel the loss of her love and care.
10 Apr 1909
On March 30th, at 6 o'clock a. m., Mrs. Mollie PARKER
died at her home near Elm School House, leaving her beloved husband and
eight children ranging in age from four to twenty-one years.
Sister PARKER had only been sick three or four
days. It is quite a solace to the bereft family and friends to know
that the broad hand of God's mercy was with this good wife and mother, as
her entire illness was calm and seemingly painless. So when death came
the noble crossed the chilly waters without a fear. Sister PARKER
lived to love and be loved, and at the youthful age of sixteen she heard the
call of Christ and answered by putting on Christ in all his commands, and for
28 years lived closely in the faith of Christ; and this faith never failed
her in the serene hour of death. The noble work of this good wife and
mother was richly manifested by her aged companion and loving children at
her death bed and grave.
A large concourse of friends and people followed the
remains to the Shady Grove cemetery, where they were laid to rest, having
ceased from all their labors of 44 years on earth.
The funeral ceremonies were appropriately conducted by Rev.
Dr. L. COMBO.
The bereft family have the sympathy of the entire
4 Dec 1909
After eating the heads of twenty five matches the baby
daughter of William A. PARKER, living south of Texhoma, Okla., died
Sunday from the poison.
13 Nov 1909
Early Sunday morning a young man named PASS was
mistaken for a burglar and killed by a load of buckshot while returning to
his room one mile south of Joshua, after having been in the yard. The
shooting occurred before daylight.
16 Oct 1909
Il F. PERKINS, 50 years of age, was instantly killed
in Lebau, S. D. Wednesday, when his automobile struck a rock. Perkins'
home was in Texas where the body will be shipped.
22 Oct 1909
Engine Kills Old Citizen
Laredo: A telegram received late Thursday announced
the death of W. R. PETERS, one of the oldest citizens of the town of
Benavides, in Duval County. He was killed by being run over by an
17 Jul 1909
J. C. PRUETT Dead
Thursday morning's News chronicled the death of J. C. PRUETT
of West Dallas. He was overcome with heat and died in Dallas Wednesday
evening while in his wagon.
Mr. PRUETT formerly resided in the Irving area, and
was a son-in-law of Mr. J. H. BLACK, one of our foremost farmers and
citizens. Deceased was 39 years old, and leaves a widow and several
His remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at Kit,
The family have the sympathy of Irving friends and
17 Jul 1909
Death of J. C. PRUETT
Again that "Grim Monster, Death" has stolen into
our ranks. The wife and family of J. C. PRUETT, formerly a
farmer of the Irving community, but for the past two years proprietor and
manager of the Dallas Curtain Laundry, have been called to mourn the loss of
a loving husband and father. The deceased, while perhaps not entirely
recovered from an attack of pneumonia last February, had for the last few
weeks been able to be about, superintending his business. Death
occurred suddenly. He had driver over town, and while not feeling well
had succeeded in transacting all business for the day and was about to
return home, when suddenly attacked by heart failure. He died in his
wagon in a few minutes after the stroke, and before a nearby physician who
had been summoned by friends could arrive. The body was removed to his
home in West Dallas, form whence it was later removed to Irving, where it
was interred, amid the sobs of many friends and relatives of Dallas and
Irving who had gathered to witness the last sad rites. The services
were conducted by Rev. COVINGTON of Dallas.
Deceased is survived by a wife and two children at Dallas,
and two sisters at Bremond, Texas.
17 Jul 1909
Tuesday night the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Will REDMAN
died of summer fever. Its remains were buried at the Sowers cemetery
Wednesday, Bert, the little two-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Walter HOLTZCLAW of near Kit, died. - It had meningitis more
than a year ago and had never fully recovered. The remains were buried
at Kit cemetery Thursday.
4 Dec 1909
Woman's Injuries Fatal
Mexia: As the result of burns received Tuesday, Miss
Lila ROBERTSON died here.
29 Oct 1909
While taking a bath at his home near Nashville, Tenn.
Sunday, Howard ROBINSON, a magazine and newspaper writer, was asphyxiated
by fumes from a gas water heater.
22 Oct 1909
Ray ROBINSON, a 17 year-old employee in the St.
Louis, Brownsville and Mexico shops at Corpus Christi, was caught by the
clothing and pulled into the main shaft and instantly killed Monday.
4 Dec 1909
Ralph ROLAND, 9 years old, was killed by a tree
falling on him Monday at Cushing, Texas.
4 Dec 1909
Kills Self In Prison
Sherman: Up to the time that word was received in
Sherman that Gus SARTIN had hanged himself in the Sacramento, Cal.,
jail Tuesday, interest still centered in the outcome of the efforts of two
states, Texas and Arkansas, to secure the custody of a man who was held at
Sacramento, Cal. SARTIN was charged with the killing of Mrs.
Annie WINKLEMAN at Fayetteville, Washington, County, Ark., and with
the embezzlement of property over the value of $50. to-wit: A
diamond ring at Sherman.
11 Dec 1909
W. J. SIMS, an employe of a company at Thicket, was
brought to Beaumont Friday suffering from injuries received at the sawmill,
and died at the Sisters Hospital.
9 Jan 1909
Uncle Jimmy Sitton Dead
Mr. Jim SITTON, familliarly known throughout this
community, where he had resided for 25 years or more, as "Uncle
Jimmy," died last Sunday morning at the home of his son Will SITTON,
near Shady Grove.
Uncle Jimmy was about 78 years old, and had been almost an
invalid since he suffered a paralytic shoke some four years ago.
(Brenda's note: Should shoke be stroke?)
He came to Texas from Tennessee, and located in this
vicinity many years ago. His wife preceded him some six years.
He is survived by one brother , who resides near Bedford in Tarrant
County. His surviving children are: Will, Cam and Rome SITTON,
the first two residing near here; Mrs. Ben BARTON and Mrs. Charles BARTON
and Mrs. Will CATES, the first two residing near here.
His remains were buried at Shady Grove cemetery Monday,
Rev. M. H. Read of the Methodist church pronouncing the ceremonies.
This another of the pioneer links has been snapped, and an
aged and good citizen gone to his reward.
11 Dec 1909
The young son of John SMITH of Wellington, Tex.,
died Saturday as a result of wounds received from a target rifle in his own
25 Dec 1909
Rev. R. L. SNYDER was stabbed Tuesday from the
effects of which he died on the spot where the altercation took place.
This trouble was near Huckaby, about twelve miles north of Stephenville.
18 Dec 1909
On the main street of Eufaula, Okla., Wednesday, a man
named SPAKE was shot and killed. Five shots struck SPAKE,
who died almost immediately.
10 Jul 1909
Mrs. Margaret STEWART Dead
Mrs. Margaret STEWART, an aged lady and long time
almost invalid, died Thursday morning at the home of her son-in-law, J. J. STORY,
half mile west of Irving.
The funeral and interment took place at the Kit cemetery
Friday evening, and was attended by a host of relatives and pioneer friends
and many of the younger generation.
Mr. I. H. STORY hands Index this biography of Mrs. STEWART:
She came here from Tennessee in 1859, and has resided here
ever since. She was a half sister to Joe and H. W. BRITAIN and
Mrs. W. K. STRANGE. Her maiden name was COLLIER - being
a sister to Jno. COLLIER, the father of the COLLIER boys of
Irving: Albert, Will, Joe, and the late Charley. She raised a large
family of girls and one boy, all of whom are grown and married and got
families except the boy, Bob STEWART.
She was an old and honored citizen of the Forks of the
Trinity, and was always a hard worker. Many are the days she has
walked between the plow handles or rode the sulky plow and reaper or
mower. Such women are few and far between in this day and time.
During the civil war she was patriotic and actively devoted
to the care of home. Was always ready to go with the women, who had
husbands in the army, to get cotton to spin into thread to make clothing for
themselves and children. She would mount the bale of cotton and pass
around to the women waiting in turn. She did not care what the
officers in charge would say - she would tell them our men are in the army
and cotton we are going to have, to make our clothing.
A good woman ha passed away.
25 Dec 1909
TIM SULLIVAN DIES
New York: Timothy P. SULLIVAN, the
"Little Tim" of the Bowery and power in metropolitan politics,
died here Wednesday. Death resulted from Bright's disease and
inflammation of the heart.
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